Here i will explain how to run Flume agent on windows machine and save the data to HDFS on remote cluster.
First things first, we need a flume binaries.
Then, we need to create flume properties file. It can be placed in apache-flume-1.6.0-binconf folder.
# The configuration file needs to define the sources, # the channels and the sinks. # Sources, channels and sinks are defined per agent, # in this case called 'agent' agent.sources = seqGenSrc agent.channels = memoryChannel agent.sinks = h1 # For each one of the sources, the type is defined # seq source will generate sequence of number. Is very useful for testing purposes agent.sources.seqGenSrc.type = seq # The channel can be defined as follows. agent.sources.seqGenSrc.channels = memoryChannel # Each sink's type must be defined agent.sinks.h1.type = hdfs agent.sinks.h1.hdfs.path = hdfs://YOUR_NAME_NODE:8020/user/flume/FlumeOnWindows/ agent.sinks.h1.hdfs.fileType = DataStream agent.sinks.h1.hdfs.writeFormat = Text agent.sinks.h1.hdfs.batchSize = 100 agent.sinks.h1.hdfs.rollSize = 0 agent.sinks.h1.hdfs.rollCount = 0 #Specify the channel the sink should use agent.sinks.h1.channel = memoryChannel # Each channel's type is defined. agent.channels.memoryChannel.type = memory # Other config values specific to each type of channel(sink or source) # can be defined as well # In this case, it specifies the capacity of the memory channel agent.channels.memoryChannel.capacity = 1000000 agent.channels.memoryChannel.transactionCapacity = 1000
Next, we need to download winutils.exe. Here is an official repo: https://github.com/steveloughran/winutils
Also it can be downloaded from hortonworks: http://s3.amazonaws.com/public-repo-1.hortonworks.com/hdp-win-alpha/winutils.exe
Let’s place it in “C:/hadoop/winutils.exe”. In this case “C:/hadoop” is going to be our HADOOP_HOME.
Let’s try to run it and see what’s happens..
bin/flume-ng agent -name agent -f conf/flume-conf.properties -property "flume.root.logger=DEBUG,LOGFILE,console;hadoop.home.dir=C:/hadoop"
Here is an error i got:
[ERROR – org.apache.flume.node.PollingPropertiesFileConfigurationProvider$FileWatcherRunnable.run(PollingPropertiesFileConfigurationProvider.java:145)] Failed to start agent because dependencies were not found in classpath. Error follows.
This means our Flume installation is missing some hadoop jars.
In my case i need to add following jars to apache-flume-1.6.0-bin/lib folder:
Required jars can be found on any node of your hadoop cluster. For Hortonworks is
In your case it might be different set of jars depending on your hadoop distribution.
Also you might need to setup HDFS permissions correctly for your windows user, or set
dfs.permissions.enabled = false in hdfs-site.xml
So, now lets run the agent once again and see the result..
Flume output files list:
And file content:
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ...
Seems that’s it. Data ingestion is a very simple process with flume. Next time i will cover some custom flume sources to process twitter data.